I Bought Beer For Teenage Boys

And I would do it again.

Men in Education: More Questions Than Answers (Part 2)

Michael Carley, an educational researcher in a three-college community college district in California, focuses on a problem with an often understated scope.

Men in Education: More Questions Than Answers (Part 1)

Men are falling behind very quickly, but it’s easy to miss the trend if we focus on long-term data and not recent students and graduates.

Robin Williams Inspired Me To Teach

On the death of a great artist.

The Most Dangerous Word

A run in with a former student who believes schools fail youth.

Art, Farming and a Safe Place For Boys to Discover Meaning

Is this a model for serious education reform? Theodore Richards and The Chicago Wisdom Project.

Guys, Change Your Scenery

The only way to beat the taxing grind is to get out of it, at least for a while.

Punishing Creativity

Our education culture suffers from a desire to standardize and censor.

The Young Man With No Guests At Commencement

Some students defy the odds. Their common denominator is natural curiosity.

Why Is It Wrong To Be Sexist, Racist or Homophobic?

It’s a good question. Right?

My Son Got Arrested But It’s Not His Fault

Parents mean well when they call professors to offer excuses, but they end up revealing more than they intend.

When’s A Guy Good Enough?

A cab driver presents a rhetorical question and warns us about the dangers of higher education for men.

Sex Education, Please

The worst case scenario of a poor sex education is not an unhealthy sexual identity. It’s the unplanned birth of a child.

The Myth and False Lesson of Independence

Why are we afraid of teaching young people how they relate to the network of human interaction? Why do we value our independence over our dependability?

5 Annoying Things Male Teachers Hear

Teaching is still considered to require or reward qualities we consider inherently feminine.

Education Is Unmanly

The first male in his family to attempt college will often find himself pestered about his masculinity.